Aloe canis S. Lane

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Common names:
Frequency: Very rare
Status: Native
Notes: This species has only been recently described (2001-2003) but has since not been found again at the type locality.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Open woodland.
Altitude range: 500 m (approx)
Flowering time:Jul - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Salima District in Central Malawi.
Malawi distribution: C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Extinct?
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Campbell-Barker, T. (2012). Notes on Aloe canis - A new species found in Malawi. The Society of Malawi Journal 65(1) Pages 20 - 27.

Carter, S., Lavranos, J.J., Newton, L.E. & Walker, C.C. (2011). Aloes, The Definitive Guide Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 978 1 84246439 7 Page 637. (Includes a picture).

Lane, S.S. (2004). A Field Guide to the Aloes of Malawi Umdaus Press, Hatfield South Africa. Pages 38 - 39.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aloe canis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aloe canis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aloe canis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aloe canis
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iNaturalist: Aloe canis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aloe canis
JSTOR Plant Science: Aloe canis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aloe canis
Plants of the World Online: Aloe canis
Tropicos: Aloe canis
Wikipedia: Aloe canis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Aloe canis., retrieved 15 April 2024

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